Registration for the 2025 season opens in October

Important Dates

Registration Opens - October 2024

Evaluation Nights - Will be held in October (Mon, Tue, Th)

First Practice - Week of January 6 (Practices will be assigned to either Mon, Tue, Th)

INTRO TO UPWARD:  Upward is a national sports program that partners with churches to provide a quality sports league for kids, while teaching kids about faith and true sportsmanship.  Players sign up as individuals and are placed on teams.  Every effort is made for equal competition between teams.  To increase team success, younger players shoot on lowered hoops with smaller basketballs.  To reduce unneeded pressure, no league standings are kept Kindergarten through 6th Grade.

  • Kindergarten: Coed (must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
  • 1st through 6th Grade: Divisions split by grade/gender
  • 7th through 9th Grade Boys

REGISTRATION:  The league is $125 per student (multi-child discount available). This includes a reversible jersey, Upward t-shirt, season ending prize, and more!  There are optional uniform shorts available for $15.  Payment is required upon registration to confirm your spot. 

Cancellation Policy: $50 is non-refundable. If you choose to unenroll by Dec 1 you will receive a check for the remaining amount. If unenrolling after December 1, no reimbursement will be possible.

EVALUATION NIGHTS:  Registration is not complete without attendance at evaluation nights. These nights allow us to confirm registration, uniform size, and complete a basketball skills assessment. Attendance is required for registration to be complete. This is not a tryout.  If on the waiting list, you do not need to attend an evaluation unless a spot becomes available for your child. 

PRACTICES: Upward practices are on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday nights. Each team has one practice per week, one hour in length. There will be 7 practices this season (first four weeks of the season; final three weeks of the season). Your practice night and time will be assigned once teams are finalized (December). When you register you are allowed to take one of those three nights out of the equation, but you are required to keep two options available. Due to league size, we cannot take any special requests for a specific night.

GAMES:  Games this season will all take place on Saturdays. Each team has one game per weekend. Your game schedule will be handed out at your first practice. Game times are not finalized, but in general they will run in age order, starting with Kindergarten 9 AM or 9:30 AM and ending with 5th/6th boys (possibly around 3:30-5:30 PM). Some teams may take turns having the 8:30 AM time slot as well.  

Interested in being a 2025 season coach?   CLICK HERE

FOR MORE DETAILS CALL: 585.225.3880